Mark E. Van Der Weide has been the General Counsel of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C., since August 2017.
From 2010 until August 2017, Mr. Van Der Weide worked in the Division of Supervision and Regulation of the Federal Reserve Board. In this capacity, he advised the Division Director and Board members on financial regulatory policy issues and helped coordinate the development of Federal Reserve positions on international and domestic regulatory policy. Mr. Van Der Weide served as a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision from 2015-17 and represented the Federal Reserve on the Financial Stability Board’s Standing Committee on Supervisory and Regulatory Cooperation from 2010-17.
Mr. Van Der Weide was detailed to the U.S. Treasury Department during 2009-2010, where he provided assistance to the Administration in its efforts to design the financial reform legislation that ultimately became the Dodd-Frank Act.
From 1998 until 2009, Mr. Van Der Weide worked in the Legal Division of the Federal Reserve Board. His primary responsibilities included drafting rules and interpretive guidance on prudential bank regulations and reviewing bank mergers and acquisitions proposals. Mr. Van Der Weide also was involved in many of the Federal Reserve’s efforts to help ensure financial stability during the financial crisis of 2007-09.
Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Board in 1998, Mr. Van Der Weide worked as an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. At Cleary, Mr. Van Der Weide drafted and negotiated documentation for securities offerings, structured finance transactions, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Van Der Weide received a J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1995 and a B.A. degree in history and philosophy from the University of Iowa in 1992.